2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race

Updated 5-16-2014

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Rules to make the Sprint All-Star Race
Eligibility rules for Sprint All-Star Race:
1st criteria: Drivers who have won races in the current and preceding year. If a driver leaves a team with which he has won a race, he remains eligible (through the last race before The All-Star Race), the team does NOT
2nd criteria: Drivers who are past Sprint Cup champions in the last 10 years
3rd criteria: Drivers who have won The All-Star Race in the past 10 years
4th criteria: The winning driver of the Sprint Showdown
5th criteria: Driver who finishes 2nd in the Sprint Showdown
6th criteria: Driver voted in by the fans
(rules below table)

The Current UNOFFICIAL 2014 Field
 DriverEligibility
Race winners (drivers) in 2013 and 2014
1 #48-Jimmie Johnson February 2013 Daytona
won event in 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013
2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2013 champ
2 #99-Carl Edwards March 2013 Phoenix, March 2014 Bristol
won event 2011
3 #20-Matt Kenseth March 2013 Las Vegas
won event 2004
2003 champ
4 #5-Kasey Kahne March 2013 Bristol
won event in 2008
5 #18-Kyle Busch March 2013 Auto Club, March 2014 Auto Club
6 #4-Kevin Harvick April 2013 Richmond, March 2014 Phoenix
won event 2007
7 #34-David Ragan May 2013 Talladega
8 #14-Tony Stewart June 2013 Dover
won event 2009
2002, 2005, 2011 champ
9 #16-Greg Biffle June 2013 Michigan
10 #78-Martin Truex Jr June 2013 Sonoma
11 #55-Brian Vickers July 2013 New Hampshire
12 #31-Ryan Newman July 2013 Indianapolis
won event 2002
13 #22-Joey Logano August 2013 Michigan
14 #2-Brad Keselowski October 2013 Charlotte, March 2014 Las Vegas
2012 champ
15 #1-Jamie McMurray October 2013 Talladega
16 #24-Jeff Gordon October 2013 Martinsville
won event 1995,1997,2001
1995,1997,1998,2001 champ
17 #11-Denny Hamlin November 2013 Homestead
18 #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. February 2014 Daytona 500
won event 2000
19 #41-Kurt Busch 2004 champ
won event 2010
March 2014 Martinsville

Previous Winners of
The Sprint Cup All-Star Race
(not a 2013/2014 winner or past series champ) within the last 10 years
x none not needed

and....
20 Sprint Showdown Winner #15-Clint Bowyer
21 Sprint Showdown 2nd place finisher #47-A.J. Allmendinger
22 Fan Vote Winner #98-Josh Wise

Active former Sprint Cup race winners not eligible (year of last win, notes):

    Clint Bowyer (2012)
    Marcos Ambrose (2012)
    Trevor Bayne (2011)(part time)
    Regan Smith (2011) - full time NNS
    Paul Menard (2011)
    David Reutimann (2010)
    Juan Pablo Montoya (2010), Indycar in 2014
    Jeff Burton (2008) - runs part time
    Joe Nemechek (2004)
    Elliott Sadler (2004), runs full time in NNS
    Bobby Labonte (2003, Champ in 2000) - runs part time
    Michael Waltrip (2003, won event in 1996) - runs part time
    Terry Labonte (2003, won event in 1988, 1999; 1984, 1996 Champ) - runs part time
    Morgan Shepherd (1993) - runs part time

    RETIRED/NOT ACTIVE in Sprint Cup in 2014
    Mark Martin (won event in 2005, 1998), retired
    Dale Jarrett (last win in 2006, 1999 Champ) - retired broadcaster at ESPN
    Jeremy Mayfield (2005) - suspended
    Robby Gordon (2003)
    Bill Elliott (2003, won event in 1986, Champ in 1988)
    Johnny Benson (2002)
    Ward Burton (2002)
    Rusty Wallace (2004, won event in 1989, 1989 Champ) - retired broadcaster at ESPN
    Ricky Craven (2003) - retired, works for ESPN
    Ricky Rudd (2002) - retired
    Sterling Marlin (2002) - retired
    Steve Park (2001) - unknown plans
    Jerry Nadeau (2000)
    John Andretti (1999)
    Geoff Bodine (1996, won event in 1994) retired
    Kyle Petty (1995) retired, works for TNT & Fox
    Jimmy Spencer (1994) - retired
    Ken Schrader (1991) - retired from Cup
    Derrike Cope (1990) - unknown plans
    Greg Sacks (1985) - unknown


Eligibility Criteria for the 2014 Sprint All-Star Race & Showdown
  • Sprint Fan Vote continues: It's time again for fans to vote their favorite Sprint Fan Vote-eligible driver into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 17 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Voting opened March 16 and closes at 7:00pm/et on Friday, May 16, one day before the green flag. Through the Sprint Fan Vote, fans can cast their ballots an unlimited number of times to help determine the starting lineup for the prestigious race. The driver receiving the highest number of votes will earn a starting spot in the annual event worth a $1 million payday, courtesy of Sprint. For the first time in its history, the Sprint Fan Vote will include a sweepstakes awarding one lucky voter a trip for two to any 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race of his or her choice, among other instant prizes.
    NASCAR fans have three options to cast their Sprint Fan Votes:
    Download the NASCAR MOBILE application. Votes cast through NASCAR MOBILE will count as double towards a driver's total.
    Go to NASCAR.com/SprintFanVote
    Visit The Sprint Experience, located in the midway at all NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    Last year, then-rookie #10-Danica Patrick, garnered nearly half-a-million votes to win the Sprint Fan Vote. Eligible for the vote again this year, Patrick will be vying for votes against the likes of #47-AJ Allmendinger, #15-Clint Bowyer, #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and rookies, #3-Austin Dillon and #42-Kyle Larson.
    The winner of the 2014 Sprint Fan Vote will be announced in Victory Lane after the conclusion of the Sprint Showdown on Friday, May 16. In addition to accumulating the most votes, a Sprint Fan Vote-eligible driver must also finish the Sprint Showdown qualifying race with a car in "raceable" condition (as determined by NASCAR Competition) to earn a spot in the race field.
    To date, 30 drivers are eligible for the 2014 Sprint Fan Vote. Eligibility for participation is restricted to those drivers who have been approved by NASCAR for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and have met all other eligibility requirements. Amongst those eligibility requirements, drivers must have attempted to qualify for the 2014 Daytona 500 and race in the Sprint Showdown. Should any eligible Sprint Fan Vote candidate win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race during the 2014 season, and therefore automatically earn a spot into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the driver's name will be removed from the Sprint Fan Vote ballot and their existing votes will be voided.
    Frontstretch tickets for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race are available for purchase and affordably priced at two for $99 (plus taxes and fees). Fans can obtain tickets by calling 1-800-455-FANS or buying online at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com.
    Tune in to the Sprint Showdown at 7:00pm/et on Friday, May 16 on FOX Sports 1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Then catch NASCAR's biggest stars in Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying at 7:00pm/et on Saturday, May 17 on FOX Sports 1, and the Sprint All-Star Race immediately following at 9:00pm/et on FOX Sports 1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
    (CMS)(4-19-2014)

  • Changes to the All-Star Race Schedule announced: Charlotte Motor Speedway officials have announced changes to the May 16-17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race schedule. During the second day of the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, officials announced that the Sprint Showdown will be moved to Friday, May 16, preceding the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Before the green flag falls on Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, drivers will set the field for the main event with a three-lap qualifying that includes a mandatory four-tire pit stop and no pit road speed limit.
    "These changes mean fans get even more bang for their buck here at The Greatest Place to See the Race," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "In addition to watching the trucks battle on Friday night and rocking with a pre-race concert with Jake Owen on Saturday, fans will be treated to back-to-back nights of Sprint Cup Series action as drivers leave everything on the track with a $1 million payday on the line."
    The schedule change means that fans can watch both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers battle on Friday night, May 16. It is the only date on the NASCAR schedule where both truck and Sprint Cup drivers will compete in non-qualifying contests on the same night at the same venue.
    Drivers already eligible to race in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race include: #48-Jimmie Johnson, #99-Carl Edwards, #20-Matt Kenseth, #5-Kasey Kahne, #18-Kyle Busch, #4-Kevin Harvick, #34-David Ragan, #14-Tony Stewart, #16-Greg Biffle, #78-Martin Truex Jr., #55-Brian Vickers, #31-Ryan Newman, #22-Joey Logano, #2-Brad Keselowski,#1- Jamie McMurray, #24-Jeff Gordon, #11-Denny Hamlin and #41-Kurt Busch.
    Eligible drivers who win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race prior to the Sprint All-Star Race will be added to the field as well as the top two finishers in Friday night's Sprint Showdown and the Sprint Fan Vote winner.
    Once the field is set, drivers and teams will turn their attention to the most highly-anticipated qualifying run of the season, a timed run of three laps including a mandatory four-tire pit stop with no pit road speed limit. With the new schedule, the Sprint Showdown winner and second place finisher as well as the Sprint Fan Vote winner will make qualifying runs.
    All NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race ticket holders can also enjoy a free concert featuring country music mega star Jake Owen before the green flag falls on the winner-take-all $1 million dash for cash.
    Tickets for Friday night's double-header with the Sprint Showdown and the N.C. Education Lottery 200 start at just $25. Fans can catch all the action of the Sprint Showdown, N.C. Education Lottery 200, Sprint All-Star Race qualifying, the Jake Owen pre-race concert and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race with weekend front stretch ticket packages starting at just $99. Just $10 down reserves a seat at The Greatest Place to See the Race, and interest-free payment plans are available. Call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com for details.(CMS)(1-28-2014)

  • Dale Jarrett pushing Bristol for All-Star Race: ESPN analyst Dale Jarrett is a public advocate of deeming Bristol Motor Speedway as the new venue for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. "Charlotte has been a great venue, and Atlanta that one year, but I think it's time that we take it to a short track and let these drivers battle it out," Jarrett said, winner of the 1997 Goody's Headache Powder 500. "Short tracks are where every one of these drivers got their start. What better place to have the All-Star Race than action-packed Bristol. You have side-by-side racing; you have to know in your mind that if the drivers come here with that kind of money on the line, then they're going to be willing to take out their best friend, just spin him and take the spot."(Bluefield Daily Telegraph)(8-24-2013)

  • USUALLY.......to be eligible for the Sprint All-Star Fan Vote (and the Sprint Showdown), drivers must be approved by NASCAR for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and have met all other eligibility requirements. Those requirements include finishing in the Top 50 of the previous season NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship point standings; competing in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Event during the current season; or attempting to qualify for the current season Daytona 500.


ENTRY LISTS

    Sprint All-Star Race
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
    Charlotte Motor Speedway - 5/17/2014
    Car # Driver Manu. Sponsor Owner
    1 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Chevy Felix Sabates
    2 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford Roger Penske
    3 4 Kevin Harvick Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevy Tony Stewart
    4 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevy Linda Hendrick
    5 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota J D Gibbs
    6 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops Tracker Boats Chevy Margaret Haas
    7 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford Jack Roush
    8 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota Joe Gibbs
    9 20 Matt Kenseth Home Depot Husky Toyota Joe Gibbs
    10 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford Walter Czarnecki
    11 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy Rick Hendrick
    12 31 Ryan Newman CAT-Quicken Loans Chevy Richard Childress
    13 34 David Ragan TACO BELL Ford Bob Jenkins
    14 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevy Gene Haas
    15 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Patriotic Chevy Jeff Gordon
    16 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Michael Waltrip
    17 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Chevy Barney Visser
    18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr National Guard Chevy Rick Hendrick
    19 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford Jack Roush

    Sprint All-Star Race Entry List (pdf)
    The Sprint Showdown
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
    Charlotte Motor Speedway - 5/16/2014
    Car # Driver Manu. Sponsor Owner
    1 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow Richard Childress
    2 7 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J Tommy Baldwin
    3 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford DeWalt Richard Petty
    4 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy Cares Tony Stewart
    5 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO Bob Germain
    6 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Charter Rob Kauffman
    7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Building For America's Bravest John Henry
    8 23 Alex Bowman Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry Ron Devine
    9 26 Cole Whitt Toyota TBA Anthony Marlowe
    10 27 Paul Menard Chevy Serta / Menards Richard Childress
    11 32 Blake Koch(i) Ford TBA Frank Stoddard Jr
    12 33 David Stremme Chevy Little Joe's Autos Joe Falk
    13 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet Allan Heinke
    14 38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Brad Jenkins
    15 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy Hillman Racing Michael Hillman
    16 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
    17 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Richard Petty
    18 44 J J Yeley(i) Chevy Phoenix Warehouse John Cohen
    19 47 A J Allmendinger Chevy Freightliner-Miller Welders Tad Geschickter
    20 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota Land Castle Title Jay Robinson
    21 77 Dave Blaney Ford TBA Randy Humphrey
    22 83 Ryan Truex Toyota TBA Ron Devine
    23 98 Josh Wise Chevy dogecoin-reddit.com Mike Curb

    Sprint Showdown Entry List (pdf)


ALL-STAR RACE RESULTS

  • Jamie McMurray wins the Sprint All Star Race #1-Jamie McMurray won the Sprint All Star Race Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his first All-Star race win. McMurray led 31 of 90 laps and came off pit road 2nd after segment 4. Pole winner #99-Edwards came off pit road with the lead but finished 5th. #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #20-Kenseth, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #99-Edwards, #48-Johnson, #15-Bowyer, #55-Vickers, #11-Hamlin and #2-Keselowski. Fan vote winner, #98-Josh Wise, finished 15th.
    7 cautions for 12 laps. 9 lead changes among 6 drivers. The average speed was 100.517 mph.
    REPORT: Streaking away from an intense battle with polesitter Carl Edwards to open the final 10-lap segment Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray won the Sprint All-Star Race-and the million-dollar-plus prize that goes with the victory-for the first time in his career. McMurray held off fast-closing Kevin Harvick, who crossed the finish line .696 seconds behind the race winner. Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Edwards and four-time Sprint All-Star Race winner Jimmie Johnson. Earlier in the day, McMurray's son carter had asked the driver what his plans for the day were. "He asked me what I was going to do today, so I asked him what he was going to do today," said McMurray, who has tallied two of his seven Sprint Cup victories in points races at Charlotte. "And he said, 'Oh, I'm going to play in my sandbox. What are you going to do, Dad?'
    "I said, 'I'm going to race for a million bucks, Carter.' It's so cool that we were actually able to win." The advantage McMurray opened after his breathtaking three-lap battle against Edwards gave him enough margin to hold off Harvick, who was closing fast in the final laps. "It was three or four of the hardest laps I've ever driven in my racing career," McMurray said.
    It was first-year crew chief Keith Rodden's strategy, however, that put McMurray in position to win. After a pit stop on Lap 26, McMurray didn't take four tires again until the break between the final two segments, and on that final stop, superb work by his crew got him off pit road second and in a position to challenge Edwards for the lead. "Keith Rodden made some great calls tonight," said team owner Chip Ganassi, a Sprint All-Star Race winner for the first time. "The call was really made in segment 2 (the Lap 26 stop for tires) for him to be able to win the race." That call enabled McMurray to get by with two tires or to stay out between segments until the final stop. "Keith did an unbelievable job," McMurray said. "He was a huge secret in the garage (as an engineer at Hendrick Motorsports), and I'm so glad that I get the opportunity to work with him. We've had good cars all year long. We had some bad luck. But this is one of those races that makes up for a lot of bad times."
    But before McMurray took the checkered flag, fans at the 1.5-mile track saw an action-packed race with a multitude of twists and turns.
    Halfway through the first 20-lap segment, Kyle Busch passed pole winner Carl Edwards for the lead and held it until the first scheduled caution, but that was the end of the highlights for the driver of the #18 Toyota. Six laps into the second segment, Busch tapped the rear bumper of Clint Bowyer's Camry after Bowyer blocked Busch's moved to the inside. Busch took evasive action, diving toward the apron, when Bowyer's car got out of shape, but Bowyer's Toyota clipped Busch's and the #18 spun. Joey Logano couldn't avoid Busch and plowed into the spinning car, knocking both machines out of the race. "We had a good run through (Turns) 1 and 2 and off (Turn) 2," Busch explained after the accident. "Kurt (Busch) got real bottled up on the outside and slowed down, so I knew I was clear to go to the bottom and swoop down and try to get underneath Bowyer. And when I did, he blocked me, and I hit him, and he got squirrely, and then I was still under him, and it hit me and turned me around the wrong way on the backstretch and got in the outside wall."
    After the subsequent restart on Lap 31, AJ Allmendinger's Chevrolet nosed into the inside wall on the backstretch after contact with Brian Vickers' Toyota. Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead for the first time on Lap 35 and pulled away to win the second segment. With four cars staying out between segments and two more changing just two tires, Kahne started eighth for segment No. 3, but on Lap 47 he passed Jamie McMurray (who had not changed tires) for the top spot. By the time the third segment ended, Kahne was a comfortable 1.411 seconds ahead, with Harvick giving chase. On the opening lap of the fourth segment, a mechanical failure in Jeff Gordon's car sent the #24 Chevy into the outside wall in Turn 3, collecting the Chevrolet of Martin Truex Jr. and the Ford of Greg Biffle.
    Kahne had two brushes with the wall in segment No. 4, ending his strong run with the sort of disappointment that has plagued him in points races all season long. With the best average finish in the first four segments, Harvick entered pit road first for a mandatory four-time stop before the final 10-lap dash. McMurray, who made a huge track position gain by staying out between the third and fourth segments, was second onto pit road, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Edwards. But Edwards used the No. 1 pit stall to advantage, winning the race off pit road over McMurray and Harvick. Matt Kenseth started the final segment in the fourth spot, with Johnson and Earnhardt behind him in fifth and sixth.
    Edwards, however, couldn't keep McMurray behind him, and after watching replays of the battle, the driver of the #99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford was already second-guessing himself. "Jamie just did a perfect job on the start," Edwards said. "I had him cleared for a minute. If I would have pulled in front of him in Turn 1, if I would have gone high, I think we would have won that race, but I was just so reluctant to give up the bottom. Jamie just did a perfect job. He ended up sweeping around the outside of me, dragging me down, and it was a drag race. My hat is off to him. He did a great job. He earned it. I drove as hard as I could while he was on the outside and he gave me just the right amount of room to not wreck me, but still beat me. If I had it to do over again, I'd do it differently but that's racing. You've just got to make the best decision you can and move on. It's a really tough one, though."
    Though Edwards and McMurray inched ahead of each other at various junctures after then final restart, McMurray led at the finish line for each of the final 10 laps. Once he cleared Edwards three laps into the run, McMurray pulled away. The 31 laps McMurray led Saturday night were the first he had ever led in the All-Star Race.(NASCAR Wire Service)
    See race results, segment results, four-segment average to pit and more on the 2014 All Star Race page - Results section.
    See Sprint All-Star Race Penalty Report
    And for full results, see the Sprint All-Star Race Race Results page (pdf)(5-17-2014)

  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Fast Facts:
    #1-Jamie McMurray won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, his first victory in the annual non-points race.
    McMurray・s previous best finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was eighth, in May of 2013. This is his third top 10 in the all-star race.
    McMurray led a race-high 31 laps, the first laps he has led in his NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race career. He has started eight all-star races.
    This is the first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race victory for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
    #4-Kevin Harvick finished second, scoring his third top-five and eighth top-10 finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
    #20-Matt Kenseth finished third, his sixth top-five and 11th top-10 finish.(NASCAR Statistics)(5-17-2014)

  • Sprint All Star Race Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, laps run, laps led
    1) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 90/90, 31
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 90/90, 5
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 90/90
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy, 90/90
    5) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford, 90/90, 18
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 90/90
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota, 90/90
    8) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 90/90
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota, 90/90, 5
    10) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford, 90/90
    11) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 90/90
    12) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 90/90
    13) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford, 90/90
    14) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 90/90, 20
    15) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 90/90
    16) #31-Ryan Newman (21), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, 77/90, accident
    17) #24-Jeff Gordon (4), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, 60/90, accident
    18) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(12), Furniture Row Chevy, 60/90, accident
    19) #16-Greg Biffle (14), 3M Ford, 60/90, accident
    20) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(17, Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 30/90, accident
    21) #18-Kyle Busch(2), M&M's Toyota, 25/90 laps, 11 led, accident
    22) #22-Joey Logano(10), Shell Pennzoil Ford, 25/90, accident

  • Sprint All Star Restart after segment 4 pit stops:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer
    1) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford
    2) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota
    8) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota
    9) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy
    10) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota
    11) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford
    12) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy
    13) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford
    14) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy
    15) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy

  • Sprint All Star Average Finish after 4 Segments:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, average
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 2.25 ave finish
    2) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 4.5
    3) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 6.5
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 7.25
    5) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford, 7.75
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy, 7.75
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 8.0
    8) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford, 8.5
    9) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 9.25
    10) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 10.5
    11) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota, 10.75
    12) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota, 14.0
    13) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 16.5
    14) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford, 17.75
    15) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 18.25
    16) #31-Ryan Newman (21), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, accident
    17) #24-Jeff Gordon (4), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, accident
    18) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(12), Furniture Row Chevy, accident
    19) #16-Greg Biffle (14), 3M Ford, accident
    20) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(17, Freightliner / Miller Chevy, accident
    21) #18-Kyle Busch(2), M&M's Toyota, accident
    22) #22-Joey Logano(10), Shell Pennzoil Ford, accident
    (how the drivers entered the pits)

  • Sprint All Star Segment 4 Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, laps run, laps led
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 80/80, 5
    2) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 80/80, 21
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford, 80/80
    4) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 80/80
    5) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 80/80
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota, 80/80, 5
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 80/80
    8) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy, 80/80
    9) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota, 80/80
    10) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford, 80/80, 18
    11) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 80/80
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 80/80, 20
    13) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 80/80
    14) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford, 80/80
    15) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 80/80
    16) #31-Ryan Newman (21), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, 77/80, accident
    17) #24-Jeff Gordon (4), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, 60/80, accident
    18) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(12), Furniture Row Chevy, 60/80, accident
    19) #16-Greg Biffle (14), 3M Ford, 60/80, accident
    20) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(17, Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 30/80, accident
    21) #18-Kyle Busch(2), M&M's Toyota, 25/80 laps, 11 led, accident
    22) #22-Joey Logano(10), Shell Pennzoil Ford, 25/80, accident

  • Sprint All Star Segment 3 Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, laps run, laps led
    1) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 60/60, 20
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 60/60
    3) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 60/60, 6
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford, 60/60
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 60/60
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 60/60
    7) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy, 60/60
    8) #24-Jeff Gordon (4), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, 60/60
    9) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 60/60
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(12), Furniture Row Chevy, 60/60
    11) #31-Ryan Newman (21), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, 60/60
    12) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota, 60/60, 5
    13) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford, 60/60, 18
    14) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota, 60/60
    15) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 60/60
    16) #16-Greg Biffle (14), 3M Ford, 60/60
    17) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 60/60
    18) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford, 60/60
    19) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 60/60
    20) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(17, Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 30/60, accident
    21) #18-Kyle Busch(2), M&M's Toyota, 25/60 laps, 11 led, accident
    22) #22-Joey Logano(10), Shell Pennzoil Ford, 25/60, accident

  • Sprint All Star Segment 2 Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, laps run, laps led
    1) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 40/40, 6
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 40/40
    3) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford, 40/40, 18
    4) #16-Greg Biffle (14), 3M Ford, 40/40
    5) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 40/40
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 40/40
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon (4), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, 40/40
    8) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy, 40/40
    9) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 40/40
    10) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 40/40
    11) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 40/40
    12) #31-Ryan Newman (21), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, 40/40
    13) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota, 40/40
    14) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford, 40/40
    15) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(12), Furniture Row Chevy, 40/40
    16) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 40/40
    17) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 40/40
    18) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford, 40/40
    19) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota, 40/40, 5
    20) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(17, Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 30/40, accident
    21) #18-Kyle Busch(2), M&M's Toyota, 25/40 laps, 11 led, accident
    22) #22-Joey Logano(10), Shell Pennzoil Ford, 25/40, accident

  • Sprint All Star Segment 1 Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, laps run, laps led
    1) #18-Kyle Busch(2), M&M's Toyota, 20/20, 11
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon (4), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, 20/20
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick(3), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 20/20
    4) #5-Kasey Kahne(7), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 20/20
    5) #99-Carl Edwards(1), Fastenal Ford, 20/20, 9
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson(5), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 20/20
    7) #15-Clint Bowyer(9), Charter Toyota, 20/20
    8) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(6), National Guard Chevy, 20/20
    9) #20-Matt Kenseth(8), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 20/20
    10) #22-Joey Logano(10), Shell Pennzoil Ford, 20/20
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 20/20
    12) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(17, Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 20/20
    13) #2-Brad Keselowski(13), Miller Lite Ford, 20/20
    14) #55-Brian Vickers(16), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 20/20
    15) #31-Ryan Newman (21), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, 20/20
    16) #16-Greg Biffle (14), 3M Ford, 20/20
    17) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(12), Furniture Row Chevy, 20/20
    18) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 20/20
    19) #11-Denny Hamlin (22), FedEx Express Toyota, 20/20
    20) #14-Tony Stewart(15), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 20/20
    21) #34-David Ragan(20), Taco Bell Ford, 20/20
    22) #98-Josh Wise(19), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 20/20


SPRINT SHOWDOWN RESULTS

  • Clint Bowyer wins the Sprint Showdown #15-Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Showdown Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will transfer to the Sprint All-Star Race. #47-A.J. Allmendinger finished 2nd and will also transfer. #98-Josh Wise, who finished 18th, won the Sprint Fan Vote and will transfer to the All-Star race.
    #13-Mears finished third followed by #9-Ambrose, #43-Almirola, #42-Larson, #15-Bowyer, #17-Stenhouse Jr., #3-Dillon, #27-Menard and #10-Patrick.
    The Average Speed was 117.711mph. There were 4 lead changes among 3 drivers and 2 cautions for 3 laps.(5-16-2014)

  • Sprint Showdown - Fast Facts:
    #15-Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Showdown, his first victory in annual non-points race that sets the remainder of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race field. With the victory, he earns a spot in Saturday night・s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
    This will be Bowyer・s sixth start in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. His best finish was 12th, in 2009.
    #47-AJ Allmendinger finished second, earning a spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. This will be Allmendinger・s third all-star start. His best finish in the all-star race was 11th, in 2012.
    #98-Josh Wise won the Sprint Fan Vote to transfer into Saturday night・s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. This will be Wise's first start in the all-star race.(NASCAR Statistics)(5-16-2014)

  • Sprint Showdown Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer
    1) #15-Clint Bowyer(4), Charter Toyota, 193.826 - TRANSFER, WON
    2) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(2), Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 194.098 - TRANSFER, 2nd
    3) #13-Casey Mears(9), GEICO Chevy, 192.417
    4) #9-Marcos Ambrose(5), DeWalt Ford, 193.625
    5) #43-Aric Almirola(10), Smithfield Ford, 190.927
    6) #42-Kyle Larson(3), Target Chevy, 194.014
    7) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(8), Building for America Bravest Ford, 192.623
    8) #3-Austin Dillon(1), Dow Chevy, 194.616
    9) #27-Paul Menard(6), Serta/Menards Chevy, 193.126
    10) #10-Danica Patrick(7), GoDaddy Cares Chevy, 192.795
    11) #38-David Gilliland(15), Long John Silver's Ford, 188.383
    12) #26-Cole Whitt(11), Speed Stick Gear Toyota, 190.691
    13) #23-Alex Bowman(13), Dr.Pepper Toyota, 189.089
    14) #77-Dave Blaney(14, Ford, 188.950
    15) #7-Michael Annett(17), Pilot Flying J Chevy, 187.298
    16) #66-Joe Nemechek(21), Land Castle Title Toyota, 185.230
    17) #40-Landon Cassill(18), Hillman Racing Chevy, 186.761
    18) #98-Josh Wise(16), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 188.062 - TRANSFER, Sprint Fan Vote Winner
    19) #83-Ryan Truex(19), Burger King Toyota, 186.593
    20) #44-JJ Yeley(12), Phoenix Warehouse Chevy, 190.349
    21) #36-Reed Sorenson(20), TBR Chevy, 185.624
    22) #32-Blake Koch(22), Supportmilitary.org Ford, 183.680
    23) #33-David Stremme(23), Little Joe's Autos Chevy, 177.731, -15 laps
    (all but #33-Stremme finished on the lead lap)

  • Sprint Showdown First Segment Results:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (start pos), Sponsor & manufacturer
    1) #15-Clint Bowyer(4), Charter Toyota, 193.826
    2) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(2), Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 194.098
    3) #3-Austin Dillon(1), Dow Chevy, 194.616
    4) #27-Paul Menard(6), Serta/Menards Chevy, 193.126
    5) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(8), Building for America Bravest Ford, 192.623
    6) #13-Casey Mears(9), GEICO Chevy, 192.417
    7) #9-Marcos Ambrose(5), DeWalt Ford, 193.625
    8) #42-Kyle Larson(3), Target Chevy, 194.014
    9) #10-Danica Patrick(7), GoDaddy Cares Chevy, 192.795
    10) #43-Aric Almirola(10), Smithfield Ford, 190.927
    11) #23-Alex Bowman(13), Dr.Pepper Toyota, 189.089
    12) #26-Cole Whitt(11), Speed Stick Gear Toyota, 190.691
    13) #7-Michael Annett(17), Pilot Flying J Chevy, 187.298
    14) #44-JJ Yeley(12), Phoenix Warehouse Chevy, 190.349
    15) #38-David Gilliland(15), Long John Silver's Ford, 188.383
    16) #98-Josh Wise(16), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 188.062
    17) #83-Ryan Truex(19), Burger King Toyota, 186.593
    18) #36-Reed Sorenson(20), TBR Chevy, 185.624
    19) #66-Joe Nemechek(21), Land Castle Title Toyota, 185.230
    20) #40-Landon Cassill(18), Hillman Racing Chevy, 186.761
    21) #77-Dave Blaney(14, Ford, 188.950
    22) #33-David Stremme(23), Little Joe's Autos Chevy, 177.731
    23) #32-Blake Koch(22), Supportmilitary.org Ford, 183.680


Pitstall Selections


Qualifying Results - Starting Lineups

  • Edwards wins pole for the Sprint All Star Race #99-Carl Edwards won the pole for the Sprint All Star Race Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after running 3 laps and completing a 4-tire pit stop in a time of 110.268 seconds. #18-Busch will start 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #24-Gordon, #48-Johnson, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #5-Kahne, #20-Kenseth, #15-Bowyer and #22-Logano. Fan vote winner, #98-Josh Wise will start 19th.(5-17-2014)

  • Qualifying Results for the Sprint All-Star Race:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (qual pos), Sponsor & manufacturer, time(secs), pit stop / pit road time (secs)
    1) #99-Carl Edwards(17), Fastenal Ford, 110.268, 13.0 / 30.61
    2) #18-Kyle Busch(12), M&M's Toyota, 111.118, 14.5 / 31.88
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick(16), Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy, 111.294, 13.6/32.05
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon (5), Drive to End Hunger Chevy, 111.385, 13.3 / 31.28
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(13), Lowe's Patriotic Chevy, 111.393, 13.8 / 31.90
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(3), National Guard Chevy, 111.639, 13.3 / 32.45
    7) #5-Kasey Kahne(8), Time Warner Cable Chevy, 111.704, 14.4 / 32.2
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth(14), Home Depot Husky Toyota, 111.873, 14.4 / 32.5
    9) #15-Clint Bowyer(20), Charter Toyota - Sprint Showdown Winner, 112.244, 14.0 / 32.78
    10) #22-Joey Logano(9), Shell Pennzoil Ford, 112.586, 14.1 / 32.26
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray(11), Bass Pro Shops Chevy, 112.733, 13.7 / 32.81
    12) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(15), Furniture Row Chevy, 113.105, pit times no reported
    13) #2-Brad Keselowski(19), Miller Lite Ford, 113.531, 15.2 / 33.81
    14) #16-Greg Biffle (4), 3M Ford, 114.064, 15.8 / 33.70
    15) #14-Tony Stewart(2), Bass Pro Shops Tracker Boats Chevy, 116.021, 18.6 / 36.16 (S)
    16) #55-Brian Vickers(1), Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, 116.428, 19.2 / 35.51 (S)
    17) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(21), Freightliner / Miller Chevy - Sprint Showdown 2nd, 116.719, 16.8 / 37.15
    18) #41-Kurt Busch(18), Haas Automation Chevy, 117.399, 13.6 / 32.16 (L)
    19) #98-Josh Wise(22), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy - Sprint Fan Vote Winner, 121.190, 19.5 / ?
    20) #34-David Ragan(10), Taco Bell Ford, 120.878, 21.6 / 39.6 (S)
    21) #31-Ryan Newman (7), CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy, 130.779, pit times no reported (S)(P)
    22) #11-Denny Hamlin (6), FedEx Express Toyota, 131.219, 28.3 / 46.08 (S)(P)
    Notes:
    (S) = slid thru pitbox, had to back up
    (P) = crew over pit wall before car stopped in pitbox, 5 sec penalty
    (L) = loose lugnut, 5 sec penalty for each loose lugnut

  • Austin Dillon wins pole for the Sprint Showdown #3-Austin Dillon won the pole for the Sprint Showdown Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 194.616mph. #47-Allmendinger will start 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #15-Bowyer, #9-Ambrose, #27-Menard, #10-Patrick, #17-Stenhouse Jr., #13-Mears and #43-Almirola.(5-16-2014)

  • Starting Lineup & Qualifying Results for the Sprint Showdown:
    Pos., Car#, Driver (qual pos), Sponsor & manufacturer
    1) #3-Austin Dillon(20), Dow Chevy, 194.616
    2) #47-A.J. Allmendinger(3), Freightliner / Miller Chevy, 194.098
    3) #42-Kyle Larson(11), Target Chevy, 194.014
    4) #15-Clint Bowyer(2), Charter Toyota, 193.826
    5) #9-Marcos Ambrose(19, DeWalt Ford, 193.625
    6) #27-Paul Menard(13), Serta/Menards Chevy, 193.126
    7) #10-Danica Patrick(1), GoDaddy Cares Chevy, 192.795
    8) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(4), Building for America Bravest Ford, 192.623
    9) #13-Casey Mears(8), GEICO Chevy, 192.417
    10) #43-Aric Almirola(2), Smithfield Ford, 190.927
    11) #26-Cole Whitt(22), Speed Stick Gear Toyota, 190.691
    12) #44-JJ Yeley(15), Phoenix Warehouse Chevy, 190.349
    13) #23-Alex Bowman(14), Dr.Pepper Toyota, 189.089
    14) #77-Dave Blaney(18, Ford, 188.950
    15) #38-David Gilliland(17), Long John Silver's Ford, 188.383
    16) #98-Josh Wise(16), Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy, 188.062
    17) #7-Michael Annett(10), Pilot Flying J Chevy, 187.298
    18) #40-Landon Cassill(23), Hillman Racing Chevy, 186.761
    19) #83-Ryan Truex(6), Burger King Toyota, 186.593
    20) #36-Reed Sorenson(5), TBR Chevy, 185.624
    21) #66-Joe Nemechek(7), Land Castle Title Toyota, 185.230
    22) #32-Blake Koch(9), Supportmilitary.org Ford, 183.680
    23) #33-David Stremme(12), Little Joe's Autos Chevy, 177.731


Practices

  • Final and Only practice for the Sprint All-Star Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 193.562
    #55-Vickers 193.382
    #11-Hamlin 193.271
    #4-Harvick 193.023
    #16-Biffle 191.666
    slowest of 19 drivers: #34-Ragan 185.008 and #78-Truex Jr. 187.259.
    After this practice is over. Teams will have 15 minutes to do pitstop practice. Qualifying is scheduled for 7:10pm/et on FoxSports1 on Saturday night. A 3-lap run with a 4-tire pitstop. The two drivers who transfer from the Sprint Showdown and the Sprint Fan Vote winner will also qualify. 22 drivers will make and start the race. Qualifying is for starting position and pit stall selection.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Sprint All-Star Race Practice Speeds page (pdf).(5-16-2014)

  • Final and Only practice for the Sprint Showdown Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 95 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 194.105
    #43-Almirola 192.438
    #15-Bowyer 192.431
    #9-Ambrose 192.041
    #27-Menard 191.388
    slowest of 23 drivers: #32-Koch 181.555 and #33-Stremme 183.181.
    Qualifying is scheduled for 4:10pm/et on FoxSports1 and will be the old format, two laps with the fastest being the lap of record. All 23 drivers will make and start the race. Qualifying is for starting position and pit stall selection. The Sprint Showdown is scheduled for 7:15pm/et, also on FoxSports1 and consists of 20 laps, a short break, then 20 green only laps to finish the race.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and more on the Sprint Showdown Practice Speeds page (pdf).(5-16-2014)


Qualifying Order

  • Qualifying Order for the Sprint All-Star Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted. 22 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #55-Vickers.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is the Sprint Fan Vote Winner.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice. Qualifying is three laps, including a four-tire pit stop, with no pit road speed limit. Total elapsed time determines the starting lineup. For the first time the Sprint Fan Vote Winner and two Sprint Showdown cars can participate in NASCAR Sprint All-Star qualifying, rather than automatically starting at the rear of the all-star field.(5-16-2014)

  • Qualifying Order for the Sprint All-Star Race:
    1) #55-Brian Vickers, Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota
    2) #14-Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops Tracker Boats Chevy
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., National Guard Chevy
    4) #16-Greg Biffle, 3M Ford
    5) #24-Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger Chevy
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, FedEx Express Toyota
    7) #31-Ryan Newman, CAT/Quicken Loans Chevy
    8) #5-Kasey Kahne, Time Warner Cable Chevy
    9) #22-Joey Logano, Shell Pennzoil Ford
    10) #34-David Ragan, Taco Bell Ford
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, Bass Pro Shops Chevy
    12) #18-Kyle Busch, M&M's Toyota
    13) #48-Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Patriotic Chevy
    14) #20-Matt Kenseth, Home Depot Husky Toyota
    15) #78-Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Chevy
    16) #4-Kevin Harvick, Hunt Brother's Pizza Chevy
    17) #99-Carl Edwards, Fastenal Ford
    18) #41-Kurt Busch, Haas Automation Chevy
    19) #2-Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite Ford
    20) #15-Clint Bowyer, Charter Toyota - Sprint Showdown Winner
    21) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, Freightliner / Miller Chevy - Sprint Showdown 2nd
    22) #98-Josh Wise, Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy - Sprint Fan Vote Winner

  • Qualifying Order for the Sprint Showdown Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted. 23 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #10-Patrick.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #40-Cassill.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice. Drivers will run two laps, with the fastest as the lap of record.(5-16-2014)

  • Qualifying Order for the Sprint Showdown:
    1) #10-Danica Patrick, GoDaddy Cares Chevy
    2) #43-Aric Almirola, Smithfield Ford
    3) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, Freightliner / Miller Chevy
    4) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Building for America Bravest Ford
    5) #36-Reed Sorenson, TBR Chevy
    6) #83-Ryan Truex, Burger King Toyota
    7) #66-Joe Nemechek, Land Castle Title Toyota
    8) #13-Casey Mears, GEICO Chevy
    9) #32-Blake Koch, Supportmilitary.org Ford
    10) #7-Michael Annett, Pilot Flying J Chevy
    11) #42-Kyle Larson, Target Chevy
    12) #33-David Stremme, Little Joe's Autos Chevy
    13) #27-Paul Menard, Serta/Menards Chevy
    14) #23-Alex Bowman, Dr.Pepper Toyota
    15) #44-JJ Yeley, Phoenix Warehouse Chevy
    16) #98-Josh Wise, Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevy
    17) #38-David Gilliland, Long John Silver's Ford
    18) #77-Dave Blaney, Ford
    19) #9-Marcos Ambrose, DeWalt Ford
    20) #3-Austin Dillon, Dow Chevy
    21) #15-Clint Bowyer, Charter Toyota
    22) #26-Cole Whitt, Speed Stick Gear Toyota
    23) #40-Landon Cassill, Hillman Racing Chevy


Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's


Sprint Fan Vote

  • The Sprint Fan Vote

  • The 30 drivers (as of March 15) eligible for the Sprint Fan Vote include:
    #51-Justin Allgaier (not entered)
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger
    #43-Aric Almirola
    #9-Marcos Ambrose
    #7-Michael Annett
    #21-Trevor Bayne (not entered)
    #77-Dave Blaney
    #23-Alex Bowman
    #15-Clint Bowyer
    #40-Landon Cassill
    #3-Austin Dillon
    #38-David Gilliland
    #30-Parker Kligerman (not entered)
    #42-Kyle Larson
    #52-Bobby Labonte (not entered)
    #32-Terry Labonte (not entered, Koch is in the #32)
    #35-Eric McClure (not entered)
    #95-Michael McDowell (not entered)
    #13-Casey Mears
    #27-Paul Menard
    #66/#87-Joe Nemechek
    #10-Danica Patrick
    #33-Brian Scott (not entered, Stremme is entered in #33)
    #93-Morgan Shepherd (not entered)
    #36-Reed Sorenson
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    #83-Ryan Truex
    #66-Michael Waltrip (not entered)
    #26-Cole Whitt
    #98-Josh Wise

  • Change in All-Star fan vote: the Sprint All-Star race will allow the winner of the Sprint Fan Vote from the Sprint Showdown to advance into the main event without being on the lead lap or having a "raceable" car since the Sprint Showdown is now held on Friday night and not before the Sprint All-Star Race


THE 2014 RACE FORMAT

  • Sprint Showdown Format:
    Sprint Showdown qualifying consists of two consecutive timed laps with the fastest lap determining the starting positions.
    Starting field limited to 33 starters who are not entered in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (23 cars are currently entered).
    Segment 1/20 laps: 33 fastest qualifiers start the first of two 20-lap segments. ... Green flag and yellow flag laps will be counted. ... Optional pit stop during break, teams that pit will not retain their position on track.
    Segment 2/20 laps: Only green flag laps will be counted. ... Top-two finishers transfer to NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.(NASCAR)

  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying:
    Three laps, including a four-tire pit stop, with no pit road speed limit.
    Total elapsed time determines the starting lineup of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
    For the first time the Sprint Fan Vote Winner and two Sprint Showdown cars can participate in NASCAR Sprint All-Star qualifying, rather than automatically starting at the rear of the all-star field.
    Sprint Fan Vote and Sprint Showdown transfer teams may work on their cars prior to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.(NASCAR)

  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Format:
    Segments 1, 2 and 3/20 laps each: All laps will be counted. ... Optional pit stop during break, teams that pit will not retain their position on track.
    Segment 4/20 laps: All laps will be counted. ... Running order at the completion of the fourth segment be repositioned based on the average finish of the first four segments. ... Running order ties will be broken by the finish of the fourth segment. ... Pit road will be open for a mandatory four-tire pit stop. ... Order of cars returning to the track will determine starting order of the fifth and final segment.
    Segment 5/10 laps: Only green flag laps will be counted.(NASCAR)


STATS & NOTES

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings for Sprint All Star Race:
    #18-Kyle Busch..............110.3
    #48-Jimmie Johnson..........106.3
    #20-Matt Kenseth............88.3
    #22-Joey Logano.............87.3
    #41-Kurt Busch..............86.4
    #99-Carl Edwards............82.8
    #24-Jeff Gordon.............81.6
    #5-Kasey Kahne..............79.7
    #55-Brian Vickers...........79.6
    #31-Ryan Newman.............79.1
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (9 total) among active drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.(NASCAR)

  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Stats & Facts:
    There have been 29 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races.
    The first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was in 1985.
    28 have been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott. That season was also the first year for what is now known as the Sprint Showdown.
    91 drivers have run in at least one NASCAR Sprint All-Star race, with 76 competing in more than one.
    Mark Martin has participated in 24 races, more than any other driver. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in Sprint All-Star starts with 20, followed by Tony Stewart with 15.
    There have been 19 different winners of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
    Jimmie Johnson (2003, 2006, 2012 and 2013) leads the series with the most NASCAR Sprint All-Star race wins with four.
    Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990 and 1993) and Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997 and 2001) are three-time winners of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
    NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR Sprint All-Star race in 1985 at 161.184 mph.
    The race has featured a field that ranged from 10 drivers in 1986 to 27 in 2002. This year's field will have 22 participants.
    Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Terry Labonte (1988 and 1999) and Mark Martin (1998 and 2005) are the only other drivers to post multiple victories in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
    Davey Allison (1991, 1992) and Jimmie Johnson (2012, 2013) are the only drivers to ever win consecutive Sprint All-Star events.
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2000) and Ryan Newman (2002) are the only drivers to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race in their rookie season.
    Jeff Gordon is the youngest winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at 23 years, 9 months and 18 days (1995). Mark Martin is the oldest at 46 years, 4 months and 12 days (2005).
    Joey Logano (three starts) leads the series among active drivers with an average finish of 4.3 in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
    Eight drivers including Joey Logano, have an average finish in the top 10 for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race: Jimmie Johnson (6.2), Matt Kenseth (6.5), Tony Stewart (8.2), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8.3), Brian Vickers (9.3), Ryan Newman (9.6) and Jeff Gordon (9.7).
    Terry Labonte won the inaugural Coors Light pole for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race in 1985.
    16 drivers have won Coors Light poles for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race, led by Bill Elliott with five. Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with three. Carl Edwards won last season's pole.
    Three drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race: Davey Allison (1991, 1992) Bill Elliott (1997, 1998) and Kyle Busch (2011, 2012).
    The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race has been won from the pole position four times; the first three came in consecutive years: Dale Earnhardt (1990) and Davey Allison (1991 and 1992). Kurt Busch posted the fourth win from the pole in 2010.
    The front row starting positions are the two most proficient starting positions in the field, producing more winners (four each) than any other starting positions in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
    Eight of the 29 (27.5%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star races have been won from the front row: four from the pole and four from second-place.
    21 of the 29 (72.4%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star races have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Two of the 29 (6.8%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star races have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    The deepest in the field a NASCAR Sprint All-Star race winner has started was 27th, by Ryan Newman in 2002.
    Hendrick Motorsports drivers have won eight NASCAR Sprint All-Star races: Jimmie Johnson (four), Jeff Gordon (three) and Terry Labonte (one).
    NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in top-five finishes in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race with nine; followed by Tony Stewart (eight) and Jimmie Johnson (eight).
    Bill Elliott leads the series in top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race with 13; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all active drivers with 11 each.
    Five drivers have won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the same year: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990, 1993), Rusty Wallace (1989), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 2001) and Jimmie Johnson (2006, 2013).
    In 2008, Kasey Kahne became the first driver to get into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race by the Sprint Fan Vote and go on to win the event.
    Seven times from seven different drivers has the winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race gone on to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the following weekend: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Davey Allison (1991), Dale Earnhardt (1993), Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2003), Kasey Kahne (2008) and Kurt Busch (2010).
    The record for lead changes in a NASCAR Sprint All-Star race is 10 in 2004.
    The record for different leaders in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race is nine in 2002.
    The series best Driver Rating performance by a NASCAR Sprint All-Star race winner was Carl Edwards posting a 141.7 in 2011.(NASCAR)

  • NASCAR Numbers after Kansas:
    1: The number of cars on the lead lap of Saturday night's 5-Hour Energy 400 when Clint Bowyer spun to cause the first caution. Brad Keselowski was the only driver who hadn't pitted under green at that point, creating an unusual circumstance where second-place Kevin Harvick was the free-pass beneficiary.
    1: The number of laps led by Kyle Busch in Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway. Busch's progress toward the career milestone of 10,000 career laps led has been slowed of late. Busch, who needs 28 more laps led to reach 10,000, has been out front for a total of two laps in the last four races.
    7: The career-best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish for Danica Patrick in Saturday night's 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. Patrick ran competitively against the best drivers in the sport and climbed as high as third in the running order before posting the top-10 finish.
    11: The number of consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this year in which six-time champion Jimmie Johnson has not gone to Victory Lane. His streak of 11 straight winless races to start a season matches his career longest. In 2003, Johnson didn't win until the 12th race of the season, at Charlotte.
    4: The record number of NASCAR Sprint All-Star races won by Jimmie Johnson, who is the two-time defending champion as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Saturday night's million-dollar non-points shootout. Johnson took the checkered flag in 2003, 2006, 2012 and 2013. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt are the only three-time winners.(NASCAR Wire Service)

  • Sprint Fan Vote Top 10 drivers named: Monday morning Miss Sprint Cup released the names of the 10 drivers leading the Sprint fan vote for this weekend's All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. They are (in alphabetical order): #47-A.J. Allmendinger, #43-Aric Almirola, #9-Marcos Ambrose, #15-Clint Bowyer, #3-Austin Dillon, #42-Kyle Larson, #13-Casey Mears, #10-Danica Patrick, #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and #98-Josh Wise. The winner of the fan vote will earn a spot in the Saturday's All-Star race. See more details on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race page.(5-12-2014)


TRACK INFO & RACE OFFICIALS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad oval
    Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
    Straights: Front stretch - 1952.8 feet; Backstretch - 1360 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 146,000 [down from 171,000]
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Pace Car Speed: 55mph
    Opened: 1960

  • Track / Sponsor Websites:
    Jayski's Charlotte Track News, Links & Stats page
    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Speedway Motorsports
    Facebook - Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Twitter - CLTMotorSpdwy

  • Sprint Showdown Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Sprint Customers; Lisa Earnhardt, Nick McCormick, Brian Proctor, Michael Proctor
    Command to start engines: Lisa Earnhardt, Nick McCormick, Brian Proctor, Michael Proctor
    Invocation: MRO's Elliott Yancey
    God Bless America: Contest winner Logen Hall
    Military Flyover: none

  • All Star Race Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Miss Sprint Cup: Kim Coon, Madison Martin, Julianna White
    Command to start engines: Miss Sprint Cup: Kim Coon, Madison Martin, Julianna White
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly
    Invocation: Joe Gibbs
    National Anthem: Darius Rucker
    Military Flyover: none


EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, May 16TH
12:05 - 1:40 PM NSCS FINAL SPRINT SHOWDOWN - PRACTICE, FS1
1:50 - 3:15 PM NSCS FINAL SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE- PRACTICE, FS1
3:15 - 3:30 PM NSCS Sprint ALL-STAR, PIT ROAD PRACTICE
4:10 PM NSCS SPRINT SHOWDOWN, QUALIFYING, FS1
7:00 PM NSCS SHOWDOWN DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS, FS1
7:15 PM NSCS THE SPRINT SHOWDOWN, FS1

Saturday, May 17TH
7:10 PM NSCS SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE, QUALIFYING-IMPOUND, FS1
8:45 PM APPROX. NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION, FS1
9:00 PM APPROX. NSCS THE SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE, FS1


TELEVISION / RADIO COVERAGE / SCHEDULE

  • Race Coverage of the Sprint All-Star Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014.
    Television (TV): FoxSports 1 at 8:30 pm/et; NASCAR Raceday 2:00pm/et; green flag approx. 9:26pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
    Sunday, May 18 at 3:30am/et on FS1;
    Sunday, May 18 at 4:30pm/et on FS2;
    Monday, May 19 at 7:30pm/et on FS1;
    Wednesday, May 21 at 1:30pm/et on FS1;
    Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00pm/et on FS2;
    Saturday, May 24 at 3:00am/et on FS1

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sprint All-Star Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:00pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 7:00pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)

  • Race Coverage of the Sprint Showdown Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014.
    Television (TV): FoxSports 1 at 7:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 5:30pm/et; green flag approx. 7:31pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
    Saturday, May 17 at 11:00am/et on FS2;
    Saturday, May 17 at 1:00pm/et on FS1

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sprint Showdown Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 4:00pm/et

  • Tune in to the Sprint Showdown at 7:00pm/et on Friday, May 16 on FOX Sports 1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Then catch NASCAR's biggest stars in Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying at 7:00pm/et on Saturday, May 17 on FOX Sports 1, and the Sprint All-Star Race immediately following at 9:00pm/et on FOX Sports 1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
    (CMS)(4-19-2014)


ODDS


CHASSIS SELECTIONS

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in the Sprint All Star Race and Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis for the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte is PRS-910, which is a new chassis. The Backup Chassis is PRS-853 which was the backup at Richmond, but has not raced. Keselowski will make his sixth career start in the annual Sprint All-Star race this weekend. He made his debut in 2009, when he started 10th and finished 17th. His best result to date came in the 2012 race when he finished in second place.
    #3-Austin Dillon: will pilot chassis No. 431 in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Dow Chevy was utilized by the Gil Martin-led team in 2013 on three occasions, with Kevin Harvick earning a win at Kansas Speedway (October), a sixth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway (October) and an eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway (November). Friday night's non-points exhibition race, which serves as a qualifying event for Saturday's All-Star race, will mark Dillon's first appearance in the Sprint Showdown. The top-two finishers will earn a starting berth in the All-Star race.
    #4-Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 4-850 in the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. Chassis No. 4-850 debuted in March at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, where Harvick had a strong run going. But a pair of flat tires relegated him to a 36th-place finish. Harvick has totals of one win, two top-five finishes and seven top-10s in 13 career Sprint All-Star Race starts.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-820 for Saturday's event. Kahne raced this car twice last year, finishing 15th at Kansas in October and then 13th at Homestead in November. Most recently, Kahne drove this chassis at Fontana in March. Kahne is one of seven drivers who have swept the All-Star race and the 600-mile event in the same season. The drivers include: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Davey Allison (1991), Dale Earnhardt (1993), Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2003), Kahne (2008) and Kurt Busch (2010). Time Warner Cable will adorn the hood of Kahne's #5 Chevy this weekend at Charlotte and will be the primary sponsor on the car for two more Sprint Cup Series races this year: Indianapolis in July and New Hampshire in Sept.
    #7-Michael Annett chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #10-Danica Patrick will pilot Chassis No. 10-828, which was first used at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2013, when Patrick started 24th and finished 20th. It was then put to use in March at Las Vegas, where she started 22nd and finished 21st. The last time it was used was in late March at Auto Club Speedway, where she started 27th and finished 14th. The backup chassis No. 10-805 was used for the first time in July at Indianapolis, where Patrick started 33rd and finished 30th. It was then used in September at Chicago, where Patrick started 23rd and finished 20th, and in October at Charlotte, where Patrick started 35th and finished 20th. The last time it was used was in November at Texas, where she started 30th and finished 25th. Since then, it has served as a backup car in 2014 at Las Vegas and then was regulated to the primary car at Bristol, where she started 36th and finished 18th. It was then a backup at Kansas.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #13-Casey Mears: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-754 debuted in March 2013 at Las Vegas, where it qualified ninth and finished a solid 11th. Prior to Las Vegas, it had never turned a wheel on a racetrack, but it did spend considerable time in the wind tunnel. Its second start came last April at Texas, where it qualified 13th and struggled with its handling before finishing 21st. Its last start of 2013 came in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte, where it started 13th and finished 14th in the non-points event. Chassis No. 14-754 sat idle until 2014, where under the direction of new crew chief Chad Johnston, was rebuilt for this season. It came out of the box strong in its fourth career start in April at Texas, winning the pole and leading three times for 74 laps before finishing 10th. Chassis No. 14-754 will make its second All-Star start this weekend at Charlotte and its fifth start overall.

    #15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 802 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer during the Sprint All-Star Race. Bowyer drove this Toyota to a 23rd-place finish at Las Vegas and an eighth-place finish at Texas. Chassis No. 804 serves as the back-up chassis. Bowyer drove this chassis to a 15th-place finish at Bristol and a 12th-place finish at Darlington. Competed in three Sprint Showdowns with a best finish of sixth in 2007. Competed in five All-Star races with a best finish of 12th in 2009. Started on the outside pole in the 2011 All-Star race. Led 11 laps in last year's All-Star race.
    #16-Greg Biffle: and the Matt Puccia led #16 3M team will run chassis RK-890 which last ran at Auto Club Speedway finishing 40th when debris on the grille caused Biffle's Ford to overheat. The backup chassis will be RK-879 which last ran at Las Vegas finishing 22nd. This Saturday will mark Biffle's 11th Sprint All-Star appearance, in his previous 10 starts he has two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: and the #17 Building For America's Bravest Ford Fusion team will be using primary chassis RK-893 is the same chassis that the #17 team ran in Fontana finishing 34th after suffering two blown tires in the final 15 laps. Stenhouse Jr. will try to race his way in to Saturday night's All-Star race this Friday night in the Sprint Showdown. If he doesn't race his way in, then he will rely on the fan vote to get in to the All-Star race.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis is PRS-909 for the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte, which is a new chassis. The Backup Chassis is PRS-858 which was the backup at Richmond, but has not raced. Logano has competed in the Sprint All-Star race three times over of the course of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) career. He first raced in the event in 2009, when he finished eight after getting into the event via the Fan Vote during his rookie season. In 2010, Logano finished third and followed that up with his second-place result last season.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-830 for this Saturday night's race. This chassis has been raced three times previously with finishes of second and ninth earlier this year at Texas and Las Vegas, respectively. It also was raced in the 2013 season finale at Homestead where Gordon finished 11th. In 20 starts in this annual non-points event, Gordon has three wins, one pole position, six top-five finishes and nine top-10s. He first earned a berth in 1994 by winning the preliminary race and has gained automatic entry into the NASCAR All-Star Race every year since.
    #27-Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 461 in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This #27 Menard's / Serta Chevy was previously raced at Auto Club Speedway where Menard finished in the ninth position. Menard has six-career Sprint Showdown starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His best start of third came in 2011 and best finish of fourth took place in 2010 and 2013. The Wisconsin native has an average start of 11.5 and average finish of 13.7 in the NASCAR All-Star Race qualifying event. In 2012, Menard raced in the Sprint All-Star Race after qualifying by winning the Brickyard 400 (2011). He finished the non-points race 16th after starting in the seventh position.
    #31-Ryan Newman will race chassis No. 441 on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 441 has earned two top-10 finishes for Newman this season. It was utilized at Phoenix International Raceway (Start: 15th, Finish: 7th) and Darlington Raceway (Start: 7th, Finish: 10th).
    #34-David Regan chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-Reed Sorenson chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland chassis not reported on race preview.
    #41-Kurt Busch will pilot Chassis No. 727 in Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. In five previous starts, four as the #39 for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), and most recently at Bristol as the #41, it has two top-10s with a best finish of eighth in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte. Chassis No. 727 finished 13th as the SHR #39 at the 2013 Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte, 21st at Bristol in August, eighth at Charlotte in October and ninth at Texas in November. The chassis tested in Nashville prior to the start of this season. Saturday night marks its second start for the # 41 team. Parker Kligerman, most recently of Swan Racing, will serve as a practice and standby driver for Kurt Busch this week. Busch will be traveling back and forth to Indianapolis as he prepares to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 May 25. Busch has raced in the Sprint All-Star Race 12 times. He participated in the Sprint Showdown, then known as the Winston Open, only one time, his rookie year. He has qualified for the All-Star Race every year since. Busch is pre-qualified into the Sprint All-Star Race through the year 2020 following his event win in 2010. He also has five top-five finishes and seven top-10s in 11 All-Star outings.
    #42-Kyle Larson: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola:: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: Crew chief Chad Knaus has selected Chassis No. 48-784 for this weekend's non-points event. Johnson last raced this car in June of 2013 at Michigan. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-728, which Johnson most recently at Bristol. Each year since 2001, Lowe's has designed a patriotic-themed car for Johnson to drive in an event. Johnson won a record-setting fourth NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race last year after leading the final 10 laps of the exhibition event. Johnson's 2013 win marked his second straight in the event and broke a tie with Dale Earnhardt Sr. and teammate Jeff Gordon for the most wins in the annual non-points classic. The #48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS scheme for this weekend is a throwback to the 2010 Memorial Day car, which was heralded as a fan-favorite through a recent social media poll.
    #55-Brian Vickers: Primary Chassis 803 finished fourth at Texas. The backup chassis is 801, which has not raced.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr. chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 National Guard team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-716. Earnhardt most recently tested this chassis at the Goodyear Tire test in April at Michigan. Prior to that, Earnhardt raced this chassis to a second-place finish at Texas last November. In 14 appearances in the non-points All-Star event, Earnhardt has scored one win, four top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. His average finish in the exhibition race is 8.3. Last year, Earnhardt earned a spot in the May exhibition race by winning at Michigan International Speedway in June 2012. He lined up 15th for the 90-lap shootout and crossed the finish line seventh. Earnhardt made history on May 20, 2000, when he became the first rookie to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. Earnhardt led two laps and beat veteran Dale Jarrett to the finish line by 1.295 seconds.
    #99-Carl Edwards the #99 Ford Fastenal team will unload primary chassis RK-910 in the All-Star race at Charlotte, which is a new chassis. The backup chassis is RK-880 was last run in 2014 at Vegas, finishing fifth. This weekend will mark Edwards' ninth appearance at the All-Star Race. The Roush Fenway Racing driver has one win which came in 2011. Edwards has an average start of 11.5 and an average finish of 11.1. Edwards has finished in the top-five three times and in the top-ten five times.
    (reported from team PR's / websites)(5-15-2014)


TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear "Support Our Troops" Speedway Radials:

    Set limits:
    Showdown: 7 sets for the event (teams that transfer to All-Star race get an additional 4 sets);
    All-Star: 11 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event (must turn in 2 sets before the race)

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4428; Right-side -- D-4552

    Tire Circumference

    : Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi
    ; Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Charlotte this week . . . throughout Charlotte's Speed Weeks, all tires will be branded with "Support Our Troops" as part of the Goodyear Gives Back program . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in both of these series have run at Charlotte since 2012 . . . while Charlotte is the only track at which NASCAR teams run this left-side tire code (D-4428), Sprint Cup teams also run this right-side tire code (D-4552) at Darlington . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


TICKETS

  • Frontstretch tickets for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race are available for purchase and affordably priced at two for $99 (plus taxes and fees). Fans can obtain tickets by calling 1-800-455-FANS or buying online at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com.


LOCAL AREA NEWSPAPERS

Local Charlotte Area Newspapers
Charlotte Observer
Kannapolis Independent Tribune
Mooresville Tribune
Asheville Citizen-Times
Blue Ridge Now - Times News
Dunn Daily Record
Fayetteville Observer
GoCarolina's
Go Lake Norman
Greensville Daily Reflector
Greensboro News and Record
High Point Enterprise
Jacksonville Daily News
Kingston Free Press
Lexington Dispatch
Raleigh-Durham News and Observer
Rocky Mount Telegram
Roanoke Daily Herald
Salisbury Post
Shelby Star
Washington Daily News


WEATHER

Weather Channel - Concord, NC
Weather Channel - Mooresville, NC
Weather Channel - Charlotte, NC
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Underground


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS and CAMPING INFO

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Mooresville, NC
Memory Lane Museum, Mooresville, NC
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Tom Johnson Camping Center, Concord NC
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Visit Cabarrus
Laid Back Racing
NASCAR Camping
Speed Eats


LOCAL HINTS & NOTES

  • In the Charlotte, NC for the races? some cool places to check out that Jayski has been to an enjoyed since moving to the Charlotte area in January 2004:
    Memory Lane Museum on Hwy 150 W in Mooresville, NC,
    North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame Lakeside Park, Mooresville
    And a must is the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, checked it out in July and it is really cool
    SOME EATs: Lancaster's Bar-B=Que is a large place with a lot of NASCAR stuff all over the walls, also I enjoyed: Jeffrey's. In Huntersville check out Mickey & Mooches for great steaks and the huge chocolate cake
    TEAM SHOPS: and to check out some team shops, see my Team Address page, on that page there are a few links for Race Shop Tours [click here].
    Or drive up I-85 and head to [Richard] Childress Vineyards.
    in Concord, check out the racing stuff at Quaker Steak and Lube for some great wings and food
    and check out the Sam Bass Gallery, right near Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    (this is not an ad and not looking for suggestions, just some things to helps folks in town)
    ALSO: see my Racing Charities page and Driver Appearances page for driver appearances and more thing going on in the area.

  • The 2013-2014 Cabarrus County Destination Guide: The Cabarrus County Destination Guide is available to order or online. The Destination Guide includes feature stories, vivid images and the latest information on lodging, dining and activities, including the county's unequaled concentration of motorsports attractions. The Cabarrus County Destination Guide is a must-have resource for NASCAR fans containing race shop listings and attraction maps, as well as a detailed map of Charlotte Motor Speedway. To browse the digital version, go to cabarrus.lunarcow.com and print pages from home.
    For more information, go to visitcabarrus.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitcabarrus for the latest news and updates.


PAINT SCHEMES

CAR#-DRIVER SPONSOR / SCHEME / PROMO IMAGE LINK
Sprint Showdown
Charlotte Motor Speedway - May 16
#9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt #9 Team Schemes Page
#10-Danica Patrick GoDaddy Cares #10 Team Schemes Page
#13-Casey Mears GEICO Military #13 Team Schemes Page
#15-Clint Bowyer Charter Communications none...yet
#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation #17 Team Schemes Page
#27-Paul Menard Menards / Serta #27 Team Schemes Page
#38-David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops #38 Team Schemes Page
#42-Kyle Larson Target - white #42 Team Schemes Page
#47-A.J. Allmendinger Freightliner-Miller Welders #47 Team Schemes Page
#98-Josh Wise Dogecoin #98 Team Schemes Page
Sprint All-Star Race
Charlotte Motor Speedway - May 17
#1-Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops #1 Team Schemes Page
#4-Kevin Harvick Hunt Brothers Pizza #4 Team Schemes Page
#5-Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable #5 Team Schemes Page
#11-Denny Hamlin FedEx Express #11 Team Schemes Page
#14-Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops #14 Team Schemes Page
#24-Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger #24 Team Schemes Page
#31-Ryan Newman Caterpillar - Quciken Loans #31 Team Schemes Page
#48-Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Patriotic #48 Team Schemes Page
#88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard #88 Team Schemes Page
#99-Carl Edwards Fastenal #99 Team Schemes Page



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